Laird saved mcMullens arse!
This happened to me once when I was 16 yrs old and playing in a summer tournament. I was playing left field and lost the ball in the aluminum bleachers behind home plate. I stood there forever looking for the ball and I saw it just in time to see the centerfielder dive about 5 yards from me and make the catch. The centerfielder made an awesome play. The only difference is that Laird actually passed to the other side of McMullen, which makes his catch even better.
That is the worst feeling in the world, losing a fly ball off of the bat. You can tell by the swing that the ball is coming somewhere in your direction, but you have no idea where it is.